Relational Aesthetics

Relational Aesthetics

Author: Nicolas Bourriaud

Publisher: Les presses du réel

ISBN: 9782378963712

Category: Art

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Art as a set of practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context: the manifesto that has renewed the approach of contemporary art since the 1990s. Where does our current obsession for interactivity stem from? After the consumer society and the communication era, does art still contribute to the emergence of a rational society? Nicolas Bourriaud attempts to renew our approach towards contemporary art by getting as close as possible to the artists' works, and by revealing the principles that structure their thoughts: an aesthetic of the inter-human, of the encounter; of proximity, of resisting social formatting. The aim of his essay is to produce the tools to enable us to understand the evolution of today's art. We meet Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Louis Althusser, Rirkrit Tiravanija or Félix Guattari, along with most of today's practising creative personalities.
An Apprehensive Aesthetic
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Andrew McNamara
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Peter Lang

The book was awarded The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Book Prize in 2010. Art continues to bemuse and confuse many people today. Yet, its critical analyses are saturated with daunting analyses of contemporary art's exhaustion, its predictability or its absorption into global commercial culture. In this book,
Systems of Art
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Francis Halsall
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Peter Lang

Systems theory emerged in the mid-20th century along with related theories such as Cybernetics and Information Theory. Recently it has included Complexity Theory, Chaos Theory and Social Systems Theory. Systems theory understands phenomena in terms of the systems of which they are part. This book is about a systems theoretical
Geographical Aesthetics
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Elizabeth Straughan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-03 - Publisher: Routledge

Geographical Aesthetics places the terms 'aesthetics' and 'geography' under critical question together, responding both to the increasing calls from within geography to develop a 'geographical aesthetics', and a resurgence of interdisciplinary interest in conceptual and empirical questions around geoaesthetics, environmental aesthetics, as well as the spatialities of the aesthetic. Despite
Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research
Language: en
Pages: 721
Authors: J. Gary Knowles, Ardra L. Cole
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: SAGE

Knowles and Cole bring together the top scholars in qualitative methods to provide a comprehensive overview of where arts-based research has come, and where it is going. It addresses the significant issues conceiving and conducting arts-based or arts-informed research in the social sciences and humanities.
Art Theory for a Global Pluralistic Age
Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Steven Félix-Jäger
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-02 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book extends a theory of art that addresses the present era’s shift towards global pluralism. By focusing on extrinsic rather than intrinsic qualities of art, this book helps viewers evaluate art across cultural boundaries. Art can be universally classified by an evaluation of its guiding narrative, and can be